Better Call Saul star Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin) made a surprise cameo on Barry episode “The Power of No” during Sally’s video reel film, Future Space.
Every once in a while a guest star from an alternate TV universe arrives out of nowhere, unadvertised, and puts a smile on your face. During an increasingly spoiler filled dystopian-like internet no less, where any secret is spoiled in a matter of seconds, no matter what it is. Kudos to HBO for keeping it under wraps and tightlipped, quick cameo or not. It all went down mid-episode tonight when Barry’s Sally Reed was reviewing her video reel of acting highlights. Running like a parody reel, the hilariously formulaic satires would be capped off with a sci-fi picture named Future Space…
That’s when Captain Patrick Fabian would be revealed reassuring his son against the incoming evil horde! “We’ll just have to make a run for it!” Sally Reed (in full alien getup) would put her alien fin-hand on the son’s shoulder to reassure the boy, Captain Fabian was indeed correct. “Listen to your father Nathan.” The good captain replied “Thanks babe!” with that classic HHM charm and grin. Naturally, the ship would go Star Wars Death Star seconds later, being destroyed in the uncertainty of space!
Considering Better Call Saul fans are dismayed by the recent news of the show being delayed until 2020 according to a Vulture interview, seeing a Patrick Fabian cameo is a welcome surprise. It’s unknown if tonight’s Barry appearance was a one time thing for Fabian or if he might appear on a future episode. Maybe even interact with Barry ‘Block’ himself, NoHo Hank, Gene or Fuches but the door is now open.
The Better Call Saul star most recently starred in eye-opening film DriverX as well as providing the voice of Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw, in animated feature Reign of the Supermen. Patrick Fabian also played character ‘Mr. Wallace’ in U.K. released comedy thriller Extracurricular Activities, released on January 28, 2019.
He’ll be playing character Landon on an upcoming episode (“SorryNotSorry”) of show Doxxed releasing on June 9, 2019. Doxxed is currently in post-production. Keeping busy between seasons of Better Call Saul, Fabian will also play character Todd on TV comedy film El Asesino, releasing sometime in 2019.